ABC has 56 ratings and 5 reviews. Ben said: ABC is a beautiful, sweeping text on the deep changes in self, memory, imagination, and law that accompanied. by IVAN ILLICH and BARRY SANDERS. NG ISTORY REMAINS a strict discipline only when it stops short, in its description, of the nonverbal past. The. ABC: the alphabetization of the popular mind / by Ivan Illich and Barry Sanders Summary: In ABC philosopher and cultural analyst Ivan Illich and medieval.

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The authors explain that what started out as a series of conversations on medieval paleography and the impact of the written word alhabetization 12th-century society evolved into this wider consideration of the significance of written culture down to the present age. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

ABC: The Alphabetization of the Popular Mind by Ivan Illich

Add to Sbc books. From inside the book. The Alphabetization of the Popular Mind By. At first simply reminders of proclaimed acts. Ivan Illich was an Austrian philosopher, Roman Catholic priest and critic of the institutions of contemporary western culture and their effects of the provenance and practice of education, medicine, work, energy use, and economic development.

The Alphabetization of the Popular Mind carries Illich’s project forward into the area of literacy, as does his most recent book, In the Vineyard of the Text An intense examination of the effects of technology on literacy and language.


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Paul Sparks rated it really liked it Jan 04, Born in Vienna inIvan Illich grew up in Europe. Nov 09, Sally rated it it was ok Shelves: The authors also argue that our image of self was sbc in the image of the text–as memory, biography, material to be shaped in the manner of Rousseau’s Confessions. Alistair MacDonald rated it really liked it Nov 25, tye Jarryd Gennarakis rated it really liked it Jul 10, Cord rated it liked it Jun 19, I’d give this book 5 stars for provoking startling examinations of how I had thought about a lot of stuff.

Illich always does that for me but it does drag in places, so 4 it gets. Open Preview See a Problem?

Igor S rated it really liked it Mar 17, An intense examination of the effects of technology on literacy and language. As a result, all language is becoming debased.

However, I find the idea that literacy allowed people to invent the self and memory as implausible abv Bloom’s theory that Shakespeare’s works created the sense of self. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

ABC: The Alphabetization of the Popular Mind

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Biggles rated it really liked it Sep 01, To ask other readers questions about ABCplease sign up. Perhaps on account of that initial impetus, though, the real alpahbetization here falls on the evolution of written culture rather than on its present condition.

Sign up for LibraryThing minf find out whether you’ll like this book. Status Ivan Illich — primary author all editions calculated Sanders, Barry — main author all editions confirmed.